The announcement of new models includes the Smartphones i-mate Smartphone3 and i-mate Smartphone3i, and the Pocket PC i-mate JAM and i-mate PDA2k. The PDA2k is a Pocket PC Phone Edition. The i-mate PDA2k includes wireless LAN and Bluetooth, with a sliding keyboard.
The company believes the i-mate Smartphone3i will be adopted by gamers on the go, while the i-mate Smartphone3 should be the choice for more traditional users. Both are tri-band GSM/GPRS phones (900/1800/1900MHz), running on a TI OMAP 730 processor, 32MB RAM, 64MB ROM and miniSD support. They also include a VGA quality digital camera with mirror. These Smartphones are based on Windows Mobile Second Edition for Smartphone, and come with the standard applications like Pocket Inbox, Contacts and Calendar, plus Pocket Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger. Both are approximately the same size, and weigh around 105g.
The Smartphone3i is similar to the T-Mobile SDA available in Germany, while the Smartphone3 is similar to the Orange SPV C500, available in the UK.
The i-mate PDA2k Pocket PC Phone Edition brings a distinct slide out keyboard, similar to the recently announce O2 XDA IIs. This Pocket PC is based on the HTC Blue Angel model, and runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software for Pocket PC. It includes a 3.5” Transflective TFT-LCD 240 x 320 pixels, 65K colour, Intel XScale PXA263 400 MHz, memory - 96MB ROM, 128MB SDRAM, GSM/GPRS, Internal antenna, GPRS class 10, Infrared, USB, Bluetooth and Wireless LAN (802.11b). It also comes with a colour 0.3 Megapixel camera, with mirror.
The i-mate JAM is a smaller Pocket PC Phone Edition, with a 2.9" TFT-LCD 240 x 320 pixels, 65K colour, Intel XScale PXA270 400MHz.